Cultural Landscape of Sintra Ethnic landscape of Serra and the town of Sintra, in Portugal, acts as an innovative approach to amorous landscaping which certainly became remarkable inspirations for developments and growths in other areas of Europe. The town became a World Heritage Site due to the romantic architectural developments in the 19 th century. In 19 th century, a ruined monastery was changed into a beautiful Royal Palace, by Ferdinand II. The elements chosen for the castle and surrounding areas were Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance. However, Moorish themes are quite dominant. The same themes could be seen in the park within the territory of the palace, which had a variety of native trees as well as some very unique and exotic ones. Apart from these, a very different combination of parks and gardens was created which stood out in the surrounding mountainous region i.e. Serra, and the aspects were prevalent all over Sintra. Sintra is usually described in very strange yet interesting aspects. It is thought to be a
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